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jack w wrote a review May 2017
Midlothian, Texas50 contributions23 helpful votes
I was told this was a very large museum that was moved from clovis,NM to the campus of E NMU. However, once we got there found out this is a very small place. Some mammoth items. If you are going to Portales,Nm it will be worth it,but if your thinking this will be a long visit you will be disappointed.To me, this was for kids age from 8-14 or a place to just kill time. Just ok***…
Date of experience: May 2017
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Chandra T wrote a review Apr 2017
Windermere, Florida19 contributions5 helpful votes
For what it is, it is good. They cram a lot in a small place. Be prepared to take in a bunch of stuff! We enjoyed it. Seeing the mammoth was the highlight of the tour. The Indian relics were neat to look at.
Date of experience: April 2017
Karyn E wrote a review Apr 2017
Seymour, Indiana19 contributions4 helpful votes
Many people don't realize the Clovis man history but it's fascinating. The dig site is something with experiencing.
Date of experience: May 2016
TR3B-1962 wrote a review Dec 2016
Macungie, Pennsylvania569 contributions62 helpful votes
I had never made the link in my mind between Clovis man in the history of America, and Clovis, New Mexico where I was visiting the Cannon AFB. What a wonderful find.
Date of experience: October 2016
thomtrue wrote a review Sep 2016
Saint Louis, Missouri5 contributions4 helpful votes
This small, obscure museum sites unsuspectingly in little more than a highway rest area. One may not even realize what it is but the history of North American and human migration is undisputed. This one site alone has evidence for the human inhabitants of North American during the time of the last Ice Age when large mega fauna roamed the continent. Humans were just another species trying to survive the changing climate. As you look around the museum from the outside you have to imagine what this place looked like thousands of years ago with lush tress and vegetation with rivers and lakes near by. Far from the current desert of Today it was a cornucopia of life and plenty. While it is often thought that the Native Americans were unskilled savages, at least by many. This museum shows the incredible skills that they possessed with little more than stone tools. It has been hypothesized that if North America had not been such a land of abundance that the Native Americans would have been the ones invading and yes, conquering Europe and the rest of the world, China, Japan and India withstanding. But who can say. It is FAR more likely than Ancient Aliens at least. P.S. New Mexico is loaded with great cheap science places to visit. IN Clovis, the zoo, Roswell, Goddard's workshop, a Moon rock, and loads of NASA artifacts and exhibits at the RMAC, Lincoln Forest, Home of Smokey Bear, Alamogordo, home of New Mexico Science Museum and Space Hall of Fame, Sunspot, NM Home of the National Solar Observatory, White Sands National Monument, White Sands Missile Base Museum and many many more amazing educational things to see that would make New Mexico, a fun family trip for all ages.…
Date of experience: June 2016